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Carlos studied Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) at Curtin University
What's your job about?
My role within the Corporate Finance and Restructuring division is primarily concerning distressed businesses under a formal appointment, including but not limited to liquidations, receiverships and voluntary administrations.
Basically my weekly role within one file is a trading supermarket that we are currently appointed as receivers and managers of include dealing with payroll, supplier queries/payment and everyday trading issues/queries that arise.
What's your background?
I was born and raised in Newman, Western Australia. It was a great town to grow up in and am very much accustomed to red dust and very hot weather.
Attending boarding school at Aquinas College from year 8 to year 12 was very influential on my development – becoming independent at quite a young age. I was very keen therefore to make money at a young age so during every school holiday I would fly home to Newman and work as a labourer laying concrete, which gave me a strong work ethic. Once graduated I started university straight away at Curtin University doing Accounting and Finance. Whilst at university I worked at the Pan Pacific Hotel and during university breaks I would go back up to Newman and work at the local airport.
I found the job through the Curtin career hub and have now worked at FTI since February 2015.
Never take anything for granted – when travelling through Eastern Europe and the Middle East it opened my eyes to the reality of the world (poverty, no money, no jobs, unstable government) – living in Australia is a blessing and having all that is provided to us and the opportunities that can be chased is something everyone should take full advantage of and be appreciative of.
What's the coolest thing about your job?
The best part about my job is dealing with various industries, learning about different types of businesses and how each individual business failed within that particular industry, including supermarkets, mining services and various types of properties in both commercial and residential circumstances. I also love the new coffee machine – it gives me a good kick in the morning.
3 pieces of advice for yourself when you were a student...
To change my main goal to chasing good grades not girls, to do study abroad and to not spend so much money on irrelevant things, such as too many subwoofers in the back of a small car…